Join Me- to Meet Norwegian Elkhounds (and their People)

When friends ask, “How’s the book doing?” I realize that implies “How’s it selling?” My response is sincere when I say it’s been a huge success in ways that matter most to me. 

People of many ages are reading it and telling me how they feel about it. That has often been wonderfully positive, including anecdotes about personal or family experiences, intriguing questions, and exciting invitations.

I’ve discussed the book with welcoming groups with a wide variety of perspectives on the book and the topic: business folks, Scandinavian organizations, classrooms, educators, writers, and readers.

IMG_0938 IMG_0941So many unexpected opportunities and surprises have enriched my life since the release of Odin’s Promise last spring. In recent weeks my schedule included multi-day school visits. In the weeks ahead I’ll make bookstore appearances, and join other writers at professional  events.

The cards pictured  are just a few of the messages written to me following those school visits. Amazing words of thanks combined with character traits, favorite scenes, and talented illustrations to warm my heart. I’ve had enough “No, thank you” rejection letters over the years to fill several bulging file drawers. Now I realize it’s just as important to save these cards and letters because they matter most. They include notes that say things like: 

“On every page I could imagine and visualize the scene.”

IMG_0939“I learned from the book that if you believe in yourself you can do amazing things.”

“Thank you for coming to school to show us that writing is fun!”

And THAT’S how the book is doing- I couldn’t ask for more!

But there is more… 

On April 18 I’ll take part in a one-of-a-kind event that is open to the public. If you’re a dog-lover and anywhere near Wisconsin, plan to take a spring drive and join us. The Greater Milwaukee Norwegian Elkhound Association is hosting an official AKC Judging event and they invited me to participate! 

Not as a judge, of course, since I’ll be the most novice observer there. Instead I have the rare privilege of appearing as a guest author. In fact, copies of ODIN’S PROMISE will be awarded as prizes in the various competitions. Never in a million years could I have imagined an opportunity like this resulting from writing and publishing this book. 

Want to know more about it? Maybe even come and meet some gorgeous, intelligent individuals — and the people who love them? CLICK HERE for details, and check them out below:

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2 Comments on “Join Me- to Meet Norwegian Elkhounds (and their People)

  1. Such a great post about the power of writing, networking, dreaming, and dreams come true!!! Thank you, Sandy!

    • Always happy to see you stop by, Christa. The extent to which writing and sharing this book have opened doors to new friendships, learning, and ripples of opportunities continues to amaze me. Counting you among my writing sisters is a prime example of that process.

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